Animosity between the United States and England could reach a fever pitch if the National Football League makes good on its plan of having four games played in England each season. English futbol fans have a reputation for rioting over riveting soccer games, how pissed do you think they are going to be if they have to sit through three hours of the Cardinals vs. Bills?
The crowds could get ugly.
And much like the colonists rejecting tyranny and higher taxes, how long do you think it’s going to taken British citizens to swallow the NFL’s trash before they dump boxes of Chad Johnson jerseys into the English Channel?
This cannot end well.
The games is all part of some grand NFL scheme to have 16 games at neutral sites each season. And to make room, the league is considering adding a 17th game to each season. The good news for all of this would be one less preseason game (thank God) and an extra week for fantasy football.
Pro Football Talk, which first broke the story, indicated that the NFL might consider playing eight exhibition games in Los Angeles as a way to give Southern California it’s NFL fix, yet placate all of the transplants. And that sounds like an absolutely wonderful idea except for one small, minor detail. So small, I’m almost embarrassed to mention it.
But, um ... WHERE WOULD THEY PLAY?
The reason Los Angeles doesn’t have a football team is because there isn’t an NFL ready stadium out here. The NFL’s money grubbing seems possible, but not the possibility of having eight games in Los Angeles.